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Features May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2
   

Couch Potato Marathon
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On your mark … get set … don’t run! Instead, sink into that recliner and join the second annual Couch-Potato Marathon. This creative fund-raiser is being sponsored by the UCSD Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence in May.

“We started the Couch Potato Marathon last year to celebrate Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month and raised $4,810,” says Jody Corey-Bloom, M.D., Ph.D., the Center’s director. “These funds helped us provide transportation to appointments, medical care, respite care for family caregivers, genetic testing, physical therapy and educational materials.”

Huntington’s Disease is a fatal, degenerative brain disorder that strikes men and women primarily between the ages of 30 and 45. The condition eventually leads to death from complications such as choking, infection or heart failure.

Couch-potato marathoners have the choice of several donation categories ranging from the starter-kit $1 per kilometer sponsorship for every kilometer not run, to $500 for not telling your loved ones just how out of shape you really are.

Donations from the tongue-in-cheek pseudo-marathon will help improve the lives of those affected by Huntington’s Disease. For more information, phone (858) 622-5854 or visit http://hdcrp.ucsd.edu/hd/fund_raising.asp.

And laze around for a good cause.

Contributors to Making Waves: Jessica Demian, Raymond Hardie, Heather Henter, Evelyn Hsieh, '05, Sue Pondrom.

 

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"These funds helped us provide transportation to appointments, medical care, respite care for family caregivers, genetic testing, physical therapy and educational materials.”